Guardian Cellars Newsprint Chardonnay 2015

$19.99 (PA tax not included)

We brought some buttery oak to this Chardonnay party! For the debut vintage of Newsprint Chardonnay, Guardian used 50 percent new French oak. All the wood is boiled prior to constructing the barrel to create what are called “water-bent barrels.” By using water-bent barrels, oak flavor is softened, while still giving structure and weight to the wine.

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Police officer Jerry Riener and wife Jennifer Sullivan own Guardian Cellars, a winery named after his career as a Seattle narcotics officer. When he’s not dealing with a nearly-naked woman in a hotel lobby or staking out a drug bust, he’s driving a forklift, topping off barrels, and making beautiful wines.

Over the last five years, as Guardian Cellars gained followers, Jerry expanded his production and in 2011 moved into his own winery space in the building that houses Mark Ryan. Jerry still has his day job. He recently left undercover work with a Narcotics Unit for a new job in law enforcement and he’s back to wearing a police uniform. Since those first few vintages, Jerry has added a slew of new wines, developed relationships with the finest vineyards in the state and continued his love of aging his wines on almost 100% new French oak.

While all the shiny equipment, beautiful barrels and elaborate winemaking terminology is part of a day’s work, Jerry has kept his focus on having fun while making consistently delicious and approachable wines.

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Tasting Notes

Notes of gorgeous golden delicious apple and yellow plum. This vintage is very focused and sleek.

Food Pairing Tips:

Salads and summer appetizers, shellfish and light seafoods.



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